KTKR

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KTKR
City of license San Antonio, Texas
Broadcast area San Antonio, Texas
Branding Ticket 760 AM
Slogan San Antonio's Sports Station
Frequency 760 kHz
First air date 7/19/1982 fully operational: 1984
Format Sports
Power 50,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 11945
Callsign meaning TicKet Radio
Former callsigns KSJL (1984-1993)
KZXS "WOAI-760" (1993-1995)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations KAJA, KQXT-FM, KRPT, KXXM, KZEP-FM, WOAI
TV station WOAI-TV pending sale to Providence Equity Partners
Webcast Listen Live
Website ticket760.com

KTKR (760 AM) is an all-sports radio station serving the San Antonio, Texas, USA area. KTKR, more popularly known as "Ticket 760", is owned by Clear Channel Communications as a sister station to, among others, heritage station WOAI. Its studios are located on Interstate 10 in Northwest San Antonio near Wonderland of the Americas Mall, and the transmitter site is just east of the city, also along I-10.

The station lineup includes Steve Czaban, Jay Mohr, Chris Myers, J. T. the Brick, and other Fox Sports Radio programs, including shows from Dan Patrick and Tony Bruno. "Ticket 760" airs the following weekday broadcast schedule: The Mike Taylor Show (simulcast on AM 1300 The Zone in Austin for the first two hours) from 6am - 9am; the last live two hours of The Dan Patrick Show from 9am - 11am; all three live hours of Jay Mohr Sports from 11am - 2pm; "The Sports Grind" with Calvin Casey, Rudy J and Salami from 2pm - 4pm; The Show with Geoff Sheen from 4pm - 7pm; and general FOX Sports Radio programming from 7pm to the following 6am. Market veteran Everett also hosts the long running "Golf Show", Saturday mornings, 8am - 9am. Depending on weekend play-by-play, Saturday mornings also include Dawn Murphy ("Track Smack," 9am - 11am).

It is also the flagship station of the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League and the San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA), and the local affiliate of Westwood One's complete NFL package, as well as the Texas Longhorns basketball radio and Texas A&M Aggies football radio networks. KTKR is also an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys radio network.[1]

History of AM 760[edit]

760 AM went live on air in 1984, but the FCC assigned the KSJL call letters for 760 in 1982. According to the Radio Broadcasting Yearbook of 1983 it lists KSJL air date 1984. The FCC assigned the KSJL calls to 760. Owned by Inner City Broadcasting at the time.

AM 76 signed on as All Hit 76 KSJL a Top 40 format. Broadcasting in AM Stereo. It would later become part of Super Q 96/76 when Inner City Broadcasting acquired KSLR-FM from C&W Wireless in 1986 as a Contemporary Hit Radio format. In the latter part of 1988 KSJL would become part of the Satellite Music Network (now Citadel)- Z Rock format, dropping the simulcast of 96.1 FM. This would last until 1992 when Satellite Music Network would not renew their Z-rock franchise on the AM band, so Inner City decided to take the Urban route. The Touch The Touch (radio network) format which consisted of Urban Adult Contemporary music aired on said frequency. In 1993 Inner City Broadcasting would sell KSJL-AM to Clear Channel Communications for $725,000, and as a result KSJL was moved to 96.1 replacing 96rock KSAQ-FM.

KSJL-AM would become News/Talk/Sports KZXS-AM (WOAI-760) airing Larry King's radio show.

This was short lived, due to the changing FCC broadcast regulations. As of 1994 FCC regulations prohibit a sister station from broadcasting the same format as the parent station unless they are a simulcast.

KZXS would become KTKR Talk Radio 760, strictly a News/Talk format dropping Sports.

One year later KTKR would drop News/Talk for Sports as the Ticket 760 we now know today.

Mike Taylor and Geoff Sheen[edit]

Among the on-air talent is Mike Taylor and Geoff Sheen. Taylor hosted the afternoon show "Sports Talk San Antonio" from 2007 until December 2012. Beginning January 2013, Taylor hosted STSA in the mornings. In May 2013, Taylor's show began simulcasting in Austin. As a result, the San Antonio-titled show changed to "The Mike Taylor Show." The simulcasting ceased in May 2014 as KVET (AM) realigned with ESPN Radio and Longhorn Sports Network.

Taylor has been linked to a sports myth of having cursed the fortunes of the San Antonio Spurs since he moved to town. When he first visited San Antonio's Mission Espada, he reports that he accidentally broke off a door handle at the shrine. It has been said, according to the lore, that by desecrating the shrine he had in turn cursed the city's lone professional sports team. The urban legend received national press coverage in May 2013 by the Los Angeles Times. [2]

Sheen replaced Taylor in the afternoon (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.) drive slot. Previously, he was a nationally syndicated host on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network for three years. Sheen has worked with stations throughout the country, including San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, and Tampa. Geoff was also a studio host for Touchdown Radio Network, the Fresno State Radio Network, and the American Forces Network. He has been a contributor on Comcast Sports Net, Sirius, ESPN Radio, and CBS Radio.

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Coordinates: 29°26′58″N 98°18′33″W / 29.44944°N 98.30917°W / 29.44944; -98.30917